Thursday, April 23, 2009

Auto Replay for YouTube: Firefox Addon

YouTube definitely is an awesome site with good usability and stuff. One thing that i really miss(ed) was a simple "auto replay button". I for once got really needy of such a feature and even tweeted about it. One of my friend in twitter asked me to try writing an add-on for the same and here it is.


Why is such a feature even needed?

Some like me, when stumbled upon an awesome song(like Handlebars by Flobots or Viva la Vida by Coldplay), would really want to hear it more than once. And in YouTube without an Auto replay button, its really a pain.

I had bookmarked the YouTube Chromeless JavaScript API reference long time back that came real handy today. I was able to finish the add-on in no time with these simple APIs.

Install your copy from here. As always, report any bugs/issues here. Feature requests are always welcome!

ps: You don't need a mozilla account anymore to install the experimental add-ons. You just need to check the "Let me install this experimental add-on" checkbox and carry on with your installation.

Update 0.0.4: Added options to choose the portion of the video to be auto replayed. [Recommended install]

28 comments:

Sathish Yadav said...

Good add-on maame...

dana said...

Very nice! Thank you!

tobias said...

what does i have to put in the text thing when i open it... cant get it to work

Sridhar said...

@tobias,

Did you "check" the Auto Replay check box?

And in the text box, you need to fill the start and end seconds(will be soon changed to minutes) of the video you need to be replayed.

Replay works only when Auto Replay check box is checked(ticked).

javier said...
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Anonymous said...

The add-on does not work when you watch a video in HQ/HD. Please fix this!!

Edwin said...

Nice i freaking love this! It works for HD/HQ videos.
would it be possible to get it to work for videos in the main profile?

Sridhar said...

Edwin,

Thanks for the complements!

I have purposefully restricted the addon to work only in youtube video page. Will try to implement it in my next update.

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Anonymous said...

thank you! nice add on!

Anonymous said...

Dude this is really awesome!!

Is there an option to let a playlist replay?

Karthik said...

Excellent Add on. There is one small problem in Chrome though. When the checkbox appears, it pushes the Video box down which obscures some text below it. (Number of views and User description).

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your addon but the box doesn't fit in the new youtube interface... anyway to fix? Thanks for your exceleent work btw.

Anonymous said...

Very good addon.

But as mentioned, would like a way to reposition it.

Rinkesh said...
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Anonymous said...

it started not working anymore, whenever its on and you navigate by the icons on the side it redirects you to http://www.youtube.com/videos. It looks like it's over-wiping the new URL of the side-bar navigated video with the options for autoreplay.

I.E. it goes from:
http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=EIyixC9NsLI&feature=channel
to
http://www.youtube.com/watch#start=0:00;end=0:NaN;autoreplay=false;showoptions=false

which then redirects to the youtube/videos page.

Currently using Google Chrome, I'm pretty sure the most recent version.

Please fix, unusable until this is gone.

Fantastic otherwise.

Anonymous said...

is it open source?

dubluV said...
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dubluV said...

http://www.youreplaytube.com Do the same thing

Jo said...

The extension works great on Chrome but the add-on doesn't work at all in Firefox 7.0.1. Any chance you could fix that up? I'd love to be able to use this in both browsers.

Anonymous said...

Hi, please update this plugin for Firefox 8.0 . In Google Chrome it's OK but Firefox 8 not work:( Thank you

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Anonymous said...

It stopped working after recent youtube updates on chrome.

Anonymous said...

I Really love your Work Thx for it!!
I hate that it isnt working right now on chroome
always working with your add on listening to songs for hours :)

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